Scores for Snug Harbor: Dance Workshop with Amelia Heintzelman

In this dance workshop, inspired by the unique site and history of Snug Harbor, participants will delve into the world of dance “scores” – sets of instructions for dancing, moving, and being together. Led by Amelia Heintzelman, this workshop explores the interplay of movement and space in an open and inclusive environment. All levels of movement experience are welcome.

WHEN: August 12 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
WHERE: Carpenter’s Shop at Snug Harbor
ADMISSION: Pay what you wish (recommended: $10) | TICKETS HERE

The workshop will emphasize the excitement of dancing as a group, and participants will develop a sense of camaraderie and collaboration through moving together, witnessing, and supporting one another. Attendees will be encouraged to express their thoughts and emotions through writing and drawing, deepening their understanding of their movement experiences through other mediums, and fostering a deeper connection with their bodies and creativity.

Amelia Heintzelman creates performances that are driven by specificity in presence and are an extension of desire. Her dances are defined by strong collaborative partnerships, shaped by a process of continuous questioning in order to establish more ethical and economical ecologies for performance making. She has taught masterclasses at Mt Holyoke College, Indiana University, Ball State University, University of Cincinnati, Landfalls Artist Residency, Pageant, and through the outdoor class series she facilitated called “Improv Club”. She teaches yoga and Comedy Pilates, as seen in the New York Times.

This workshop is a part of the Snug Harbor Dance Festival, a celebration of the local and citywide dance community. With dance classes throughout the month, the dance festival will culminate in a two-day event (Sept 23-24) made up of performances, workshops, dance films, field conversations, and site-based activations.

The Snug Harbor Dance Festival is generously supported by Lake Placid Center for the Arts’ Audience Rebuilding Project, made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts. This program is made possible with support from Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.